"One of the best improvising cellists in the UK" The JazzMann

          New Project for 2021!!

          Coming as soon as we can gig again :-)

                  Here's  a little taster - enjoy!

'..as a cellist-composer she morphs seamlessly from Stephane Grappelli like swing and Bird-like bebop...

a charming kaleidoscope and jazzy showcase of her global folk music-inspired compositions'


'..some of the most inventive use of the cello I’ve heard for some time.'

Kind of Jazz

' a superb set -  a sound world that is at once rooted in the ancient and traditional  musics that it draws from in an utterly contemporary manner that also incorporates modern jazz. 

This is an exceptionally strong leadership debut from a lady that I'm sure we are destined to hear much more from.' Jazzviews

'Smarts playing is particularly remarkable..'


'Fascinating listening, and thought-provoking entertainment for the open-eared"

The Arts Desk

Upcoming Dates

Coming As Soon as Covid clears off :-)

 More dates

             Long Story Short

'Long Story Short' is my debut album out now on 33 Jazz records.

Sunsets - a Lockdown Video


ReconciliationSmart/Arben Duo
00:00 / 08:56

9 improvised dialogues with James Arben on tenor saxophone, flute and bass clarinet

"..an astonishing set of improvised dialogues.." Jazzviews

released on FMR records

      Via Maris


Longa Sakiz - Melange
00:00 / 00:00
Between You and Me - Melange
00:00 / 00:00

"..a fascinating melting pot of musical influences.." 

World Music Central

Released on Two Rivers Records

                             Beyond Cello

Workshop course to develop improvisation and creative skills

More info and register your interest here


Dates for 2021  coming soon!

 Listen to podcast about Beyond Cello at Kings Place here

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